Post Friction

Unmaintained Post Friction 1.6.1

No permission to buy ($20.00)
Compatible XF 1.x versions
  1. 1.4
  2. 1.5
Additional requirements
php 5.4+
Enhanced Search Improvements - Word Count add-on (recommended)
Redis Cache (for post reply option)
Updates duration
12 Months ($10.00 Yearly Renewal + GST for Australian Residents)
Visible branding
Introduces friction for low-effort posting. Asks if they are sure and really want to post when:
  • Replying to old threads - global, forum or per thread.
  • Low-word count posts - global, forum or per thread.
  • High-word count posts - global, forum or per thread.
  • Too fast reply after an existing reply - Per thread. (Requires Redis Cache)
If the user accepts, this is recorded into the database but there is currently no UI this log.
More counter measures will be introduced over time.

Displays recent users who have posted despite the post friction warning, optional limit per page (default 30 per page)

Works with the following Content Types
  • Threads
Per thread options

Under Thread Tools -> Post Friction;

(blank = do not apply)

Under Thread Tools -> Post Friction; (listing users who posted anyway, with Post Rating support):

Example output:

Known limitations
  1. Not tested without javascript enabled, which will block posting to threads that are too old or low word count.


I recommend using Add-on install & upgrade to install this add-on.
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First release
Last update


5.00 star(s) 4 ratings

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Latest updates

  1. 1.6.1 - Bugfix update

    Fix "thread is locked" displaying on open threads
  2. 1.6.0 - Feature update

    New option "Locked Thread Warning", display a warning when a user who can post to a locked...
  3. 1.5.3 - Feature update

    Fix error when a non-admin interacts with a thread friction settings without the 'blacklist'...

Latest reviews

With this addon you can force your members to post titles and messages of minimum length and make them rethink if they really want to necro an ancient thread. All set per usergroup and forum. Anything Xon develops is created with the highest care and quality standards. Therefore I can recommend this addon and pretty much any addon Xon offers.
Awesome AddOn by an awesome developer! :) I've requested a small little feature and he provided the new version in a couple of hours! Works flawless...
Must have add-on. This is a great alternative to post count limit which in some situation could be a harsh measurement. A friendly way to warn members and effective! Awesome support from a great dev. Thanks Xon!
Requested this from @Xon to help cut down on spammy chatter posts in threads where it is undesirable via a soft word-count limit (rather than than the built-in board-wide hard limit.) Does exactly what I expected it to.
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